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TAS Country : December 16th 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010 Tasmanian Country 15 Stock Report Merino buyers go on rampage KAROLIN MacGREGOR A LIFT in the wool market and increasing ewe numbers have resulted in a strong selling season for Tasmania's Merino ram breeders. About 310 Merino rams were sold in the past few weeks, topping at $5500 and making an average price of $1193. It is a fantastic result for the state's Merino studs, which have been affected by lower demand for rams in recent years after a decline in the state's Merino flocks. Roberts stud stock manager Tim Wood- ham described this year's selling season for Merino terminal sire and maternal sire rams as ''phenomenal''. Across all the sales, 1240 rams were sold with a clearance rate of 84 per cent and an average price of $998. The Merino sales season got off to a good start at the combined Brooklands and Sorell Springs sale, where 35 Brooklands rams were sold to a top price of $3100, averaging $1403. The top-priced ram was bought by Rob Trethewie from Geelong in Victoria, who picked up four rams at an average of $2400. At the Sorell Springs sale, 40 rams were sold averaging $1459 and topping at $2400. The top-priced ram was bought by AE Iles and Sons, who took home three rams for an average price of $2200. JR Fowler from Bothwell was also a volume buyer at the sale, taking home three rams for an average of $2066, while St Peters Pass bought 10 rams for a combined average of $1150. At the McShane family's Stockman stud sale, 52 rams were sold topping at $2600. The average price was $1412. The top-priced ram was once again bought by AE Iles and Sons, who bought four rams to average $2375. The McShanes from Stonehenge also had a busy sale, taking home eight rams for an average of $1325. At the Rokeby and Castellon sales, 58 rams were sold, making an average of $937. The top price was $3200, which was paid by G and B Stokes from Noble Farm at Sorell. Volume buyers at the sale were Wil- liamwood, which bought 15 rams averag- ing $873; Tullochgorum, which bought nine rams for an average of $744; and P.O. Hazel, who bought eight rams averaging $1012. At the Wallace family's Trefusis ram sale, 29 rams were sold for an average of $1031. The top-priced ram was bought by Simon Cameron from Nile property King- ston for $2300. Neville Wheelan from Ross property Frankston was also a volume buyer, taking home six rams for an average of $850. Buyers were also out in force at the Weeding family's Okehampton ram sale, where the season's top Merino price of $5500 was achieved. It is believed to be the highest price paid for a Merino ram in the state during the past couple of years. The top-priced ram was bought by Scott Bowden from Cluny, who also bought another ram to take his average buying price to $3750. A major volume buyer at the Okehampton sale was Redsides, which bought nine rams for an average of $788. Hardwick House bought seven rams averaging $957. At the Thornbury family's Leenavale ram sale, 36 rams were sold for an average of $1131. Keen bidding for trade cattle A YARDING of 176 cattle came forward at Quoiba on Wednesday, with more export- type cattle included this week. The lighter weights of the 33 Jap bullocks sold to a trend, topping at 188c/kg. The heavier end and cross-bred types held firm. All good-quality trade cattle sold to very spirited competition, with all butcher lines selling to dearer quotes. Steer vealers topped the day at 215c/kg, heifer calves made to 210c/kg, with several other cattle realising 200c/kg or better. The 38 cows and processing cattle continued to sell at recent market rates. Bullocks: LA Philpott & Sons 188c/kg $1045; Barron Hill 184c/kg $1023; CT & TM Hayes 180c/kg $1008. Heavy trade steers: Dar-Ran Investments 200c/kg $984; MD & HC Rundle 200c/kg $972; BG & TA Britt 197c/kg $933. Trade steers: D Keen 201c/kg $739; Dar-Ran Invest- ments 201c/kg $844; Myrtlevale 200c/kg $908. Steer vealers: AM Frankcombe 215c/kg $851; Sumik Family Trust 214c/kg $843; J Crosswell 214c/kg $856. Heavy heifers: TW, MJ & PJ McDermott 196c/kg $956; RA Smith 195c/kg $904; BG & TA Britt 192c/kg $898. Trade heifers: CT & TM Hayes 209c/kg $869; DJ & ME Baldock 208c/kg $869; MD & HC Rundle 208c/kg $811. Heifer vealers: CM Duff 210c/kg $684; AM Frankcombe 206c/kg $712; Sumik Family Trust 191c/kg $710. Cows: AC Mouritz 140c/kg $725; GJ & LM Rawlings 140c/kg $725; N Marshall 130c/kg $702. Bulls: J J Murfet 136c/kg $810; AC Emlmer 105c/kg $989. STAR OF THE SHOW: Checking out the top-priced ram are, from left, Leenavale's Brent Thornbury, Nick and Tom McConnon, from Levenbanks at Levendale, and Roberts agent Damian Meaburn. Auction option brings success LEENAVALE Merino and Poll Merino stud at Sorell has held its first on-property sale since making the move from selling by private treaty to auction. Of the 40 superfine and fine wool rams offered, 36 sold to an average of $1108. The top-priced ram at $2300 wasboughtbyT&J McConnon, of Levenbanks, Levendale. ''The ram was a standout for his free-growing, stylish, well-nourished 18.5 micron fleece on a robust, well- sprung frame,'' said Roberts sheep classer Damian Meaburn. R & L Palmer, of Tunnack, bought seven rams to a top of $1500, averaging $1070. The Scott family, of Dunedin, Launceston, bought five rams to a top of $1400, averaging $1140. P &K Tate, of Old Mill, Runnymede, bought three rams to a top of $1600, averaging $1070. J Fowler, of Bendeveron, Bothwell, bought two rams to a top of $1800, averaging $1550. Leenavale's Brent Thornbury was delighted with the result, saying there had been good support from long-term and new clients. ''We had a good clearance at an average that offered value for money for buyer and seller,'' he said. The sale was conducted by Roberts Ltd. 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